The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has broken into the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for the first time.
The 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings has ranked The UWI among the top five per cent of the world's best institutions.
THE’s World University Rankings is the only global university performance table to judge research-intensive universities across their core missions of teaching (the learning environment); research (volume, income, and reputation), international outlook (staff, students and research); citations (research influence); and industry income (knowledge transfer).
The 70-year-old regional university, which is relatively young among its counterparts in the World Rankings, scored in the top 10% of universities (#290) for its international outlook and in the top 30% (#370) for research influence.
The rankings show that The UWI is located among the 1,258 top universities in the world for 2019.
This puts The UWI in the elite band of the top 5% of universities worldwide based on data showing that there are over 25,000 recognised universities, globally.
Specifically, Times Higher Education ranked The UWI at 591 out of the 1,258 universities which made the list.
The UWI is the only Caribbean institution on the worldwide list.
It was also the only Caribbean university ranked earlier this year in THE’s 2018 Latin America University Rankings, in the region that is home to over 100 universities contributing to sustainable development.